Syawal in Kota Bharu

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One thing that happens to me all the time and happened again was – “I should have taken more pictures!” Although most of the time I stick to my principal which is “biar gambar sikit tapi semua berkualiti” but sometimes I just wish I take more.

It becomes more and more challenging to update my blog as far as time is concerned. And procrastination cannot be tolerated. Not even once or else it will spread like a virus and for all you know, it’s been 2 years since you last updated your blog.

For the first time ever, I felt like this was the busiest Syawal I have ever had so far. From day 1 to day 6 non stop visiting, meeting family and friends and open houses. I had to squeeze in a little time (sacrificed my evening nap hehe) to go to PCB because one – it is compulsory. Second – Medina wanted to play kite and third – Maisarah wanted to eat colek. Luckily I have my two helpful sisters who were always there to help whenever Maisarah and I needed the most.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri everyone!

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Candat Sotong & Pulau Kapas

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It started when 4 of us were too busy with life and had no time to think like we did 13 years back. Our WhatsApp group remained silent for a few months. One fine day, Achik (plum guy red shirt) broke the silence. He said, “lamo tok kukuk group nih”. It means, it’s been a while since our last conversation in the group. Then suddenly one by one started to respond Achik. Then Along (the kopiah guy) came out with this idea. He said, “why don’t we take a break and go do something out of our comfort zone”. Since he lives in Marang, Terengganu he suggested candat sotong activity.

At first I was like, what the hell is candat sotong (not that I’m a bimbo). Then I started googling and thinking this is not bad at all. Brand new experience for all of us. So we started looking the right dates. Alang (the nelayan look) was a bit reluctant to join at first considering he is always busy and workaholic. So, 3 of us had to convince Alang that this would be the best thing to do in conjunction with our reunion too. The last time we did something together was 13 years ago and that’s it.

In 2 days, we found the right dates, everyone agreed and decided to give it a shot. The plan was so random that when I told my wife I was going for candat sotong in a week time she laughed so hard. I still don’t get it until today.

So, the package is you get a boat, their people will take you to the ocean and help you with the activity. Although you have zero knowledge, it’s not a problem because these people will advice what to do. We took off from Marang jetty and overnight in the middle of the ocean. The next day we packed up and went straight to Pulau Kapas for a relaxation. We were very fortunate because the weather was perfect. The photos tell it all.

Man, I’m writing this at 2.40 am in the morning and thinking to stop right here. Wish I had more energy to write the details of the journey but all I could think of now is sleep. Hope you enjoy the photos and if you love them, it is available for purchase as well.

Cheerio!

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Krabi 2015

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What a nice feeling to be able to post something on a blog again. My siblings and I have been planning this vacation since last year and I’m so glad we made it through. It was my sister’s idea at first when she said she and her husband needed a holiday very much. An idea is just an idea if no actions taken. So, in November we began to delegate tasks and plan itineraries for this trip. Fortunate enough, my brother in law is rather experience in sorting what-to-do list. Go team work!

I must say the highlight of the vacation was kayaking. Sadly, I don’t have a picture here. It was freaking awesome. Took an hour kayak (approximately RM 23 per hour) around the Railay Beach. I wish I took 2 hours or more because it was absolutely fun. It looked a bit scary at first to kayak in the middle of the sea but as I went on the boat and started seeing beautiful landscape and all, the scare completely disappeared.

Good times!

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The Ridzam Family

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I had a chance to do a family session with the Ridzam family a few days before Eid in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Prior to this, I photographed Dahlia (the one with blue dress) back in November 2013 for her maternity session. Beautiful family.

Thank you guys for having me and trusting my work. It is a pleasure to work with you all :-)

Looking to get your family in front of my lens? Drop me a line :-)

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